UPLab’s research activity focuses on the concept of the 3S City: Smart, Sustainable and Safe related to the variability of urban phenomena (Flexibility).

It is mainly framed in the European Research Council (ERC) SH2 – Institutions, Values, Environment and Space sector: Political science, law, sustainability science, geography, regional studies and planning. It is also strongly related to the SH3 – The Social World, Diversity, Population sector and to the PE6 – Computer Science and Informatics sector, for simulation and definition of territory interpretation models.

Main research topics are: